The Africa Primary Healthcare Infrastructure Development Program (APHIDEP) is designed to complement the efforts of African Governments, within the contexts, capacities and priorities of each country to meet six core objectives:

  • To create a continental movement, with the 1978 Declaration of Astana as a starting point, for the strengthening of sustainable primary healthcare systems as the basis for Universal Health Coverage, community stability, economic development and national security and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • To leverage Islamic finance and Technology for the development of Primary healthcare infrastructure and information systems across all relevant sectors in Africa through partnerships, collaboration and coordination of the public sector with civil society, communities, private and faith-based systems.
  • To develop and progressively scale up health care systems that are accessible to all in a country by expanding basic health care to every person, including vulnerable populations, through low-cost, high-impact, sustainable approaches that improve outcomes.
  • To work with governments to reform their primary healthcare  systems, targeting areas where current approaches are failing, moving too slowly, or at a scale that leaves too many dying or suffering needlessly.
  • To assess the financing needs of Primary Healthcare infrastructure in Partner countries, and develop management model that identifies problems, a framework for implementation and helps to evaluate dynamically performance of primary healthcare infrastructure service in Africa.
  • To enhance education, training opportunities, and dissemination of information aimed at improving the quality and efficacy of primary health care services;


The Program consists of four components:

  • PHC Infrastructure Development
  • Advocacy for Quality, Efficient, Transparent and Accountable Primary Healthcare System in Africa
  • Capacity Development and Knowledge Capitalisation
  • Strategy, Finance and Investment


We consult and engage with all our stakeholders, including:

  • Healthcare professionals and industry groups
  • National and sub-national governments and agencies
  • Non-Government Organizations, Community and Faith-based organizations
  • Development finance institutions, Commercial Banks, Vertical funds and philanthropies.


We work with stakeholders on projects and initiatives. These types of collaborations are formal relationships based on agreements and contracts, such as terms of reference and memoranda of understanding (MOUs).


Our five-step stakeholder engagement model is structured to support thorough planning, preparation, action and evaluation of every engagement activity. The process is a dynamic and ongoing cycle, which supports a comprehensive approach to engagement and will, over time, build an evidence-based platform for continuous improvement.


We engage with diverse people and groups who have a vested interest in what we do and who are, in some way, connected to our purpose.  The quality of these relationships with our stakeholders determines how well we deliver on our vision for better health and wellbeing for all. The program has adopted five key principles to guide its stakeholder engagement activities. The principles have been tested against and are consistent with current stakeholder engagement standards and practices across the public and private sectors, locally and internationally. READ MORE>

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